LMG Marin AS (LMG Marin), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine Ltd, has secured a contract to design the world’s first green ammonia-fuelled tanker, the MS Green Ammonia, for Grieg Edge, the dedicated innovation unit of the Grieg Maritime Group.
Powered by green ammonia, the zero-emission vessel will transport and distribute green ammonia fuel from a production facility in Berlevåg, Norway, to Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole from 2024, replacing coal-fired power.
Conventional ammonia, also known as grey ammonia, is manufactured by mixing hydrogen and atmospheric nitrogen under pressure, with the production of every tonne of grey ammonia producing two tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), negating its green benefits. In contrast, green ammonia is produced with hydrogen derived from water electrolysis powered by renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar, making it an environmentally-friendly fuel.
LMG Marin Managing Director Mr Torbjørn Bringedal said, “LMG Marin is pleased to be selected by Grieg Edge to provide design services for MS Green Ammonia. We appreciate the opportunity to work with Grieg Edge who is at the forefront of developing new business opportunities within the maritime industry with sustainability as a pre-requisite. Together with Grieg Edge, we are excited in pursuing new green technologies and making it a future reality.”
Sembcorp Marine President & CEO Mr Wong Weng Sun added, “As LMG Marin commences design work on the world’s first green ammonia-fuelled tanker, it is able to leverage the Group’s integrated marine and offshore engineering capabilities, deep R&D domain expertise and technological bench strength in designing and building high-performance and specialised vessels.”